Public Realm

Ballymena Public Realm

Image of the proposed public realm works in Ballymena

The scheme aims to significantly enhance public space, accessibility, and safety within the town centre and is expected to add new vitality as well as stimulating support from within the local community to promote more creative uses for the area.

Ballymena Public Realm Update

Update for week commencing:

19 February 2018


Works are progressing well and foundations for the new canopy structure have now been completed. Work at Broadway will continue through the coming months with completion expected late spring 2018.

Meeting House Lane

It is anticipated the surface paving to Meeting House Lane will be completed on 16 February 2018.

Wellington Street

Works to Wellington Street will recommence week beginning 19 February 2018 and will last for approximately three weeks.

Update for week commencing:

12 February 2018

Work will be completed at the Broughshane St and Ballymoney St Corner and open to vehicles and pedestrians evening of 9 February 2018.

Work at the beginning of Church Street will continue and be completed by Friday 16 February 2018

Broadway work will continue this week with foundations for new canopy being prepared

Meeting House Lane work was completed on 8 February 2018 by NIE and will now be reinstated this week.

Wellington Street will continue this week with remedial works.

Update for week commencing:

5 February 2018

Remedial Works

Work will now commence on Wellington Street, the main area being from midway Progressive Building Society frontage to Midway Benetton frontage. It is envisaged this work will be for a period of approximately 3 weeks. Pedestrian access to all premises on this section of street will be maintained.  


Works will continue at the Broadway/Ballymoney street junction this week which is planned to be completed by the end of the week. Due to Health & Safety concerns this will involve a temp closure on the carriageway unto this work is completed.

Paving will be extended at Broadway avenue junction/Church Street to the two temporary bitmac bays. This work is planned to last a week and access to properties will not be affected. There will be no impact to vehicular traffic.     

Visits have taken place to properties where work will take place and will continue throughout the week.

Update for week commencing:

29 January 2018

  • Work will continue at Broadway.
  • Work will begin on Broadway Bandstand area – foundations prepared.
  • Remedial work will focus on Church Street for next two to three weeks.

NIE remain in Meetinghouse Lane and once they have completed their electrical works, contractors will make good all surface work.

In view of arising health and safety concerns relating to members of the public, it is with reluctance that the Link from Broughshane Street into Ballymoney Street is to be closed to vehicular traffic for approx. 2 weeks.  Diversions will be signposted throughout the town.


Mid and East Antrim Borough Council: